The Practice of Parking Requirements

Zoning Practice — January 2006

By Donald Shoup, FAICP


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This article critiques minimum parking requirements by describing how city planners typically determine and apply off-street parking requirements.


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Jan. 1, 2006
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About the Author

Donald Shoup, FAICP
Donald Shoup, FAICP, is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Urban Planning at UCLA. In 2018, Shoup and his co-authors detailed a zoning proposal to facilitate garage-to-apartment conversions, published in APA's Zoning Practice as well as the Journal of Planning Education and Research. This proposal builds off the lessons of Shoup's landmark book The High Cost of Free Parking. Shoup is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and an Honorary Professor at the Beijing Transportation Research Center.